Offshore North America News


Offshore Wind Players Bid to Supply NY

Feb 14, 2019

Several offshore wind players have submitted separate bids to supply New York with power from planned projects off the coast of Long Island.The proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures come in response to New York’s 800 MW procurement…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March

Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it will offer all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2019.BOEM said Lease Sale 252 will offer up 78 million acres…

Danos Acquires Shamrock Energy Solutions

Feb 13, 2019

Danos announced Wednesday it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of fellow Louisiana-based oilfield service company Shamrock Energy Solutions.Danos said it expects the deal to be effective in March 2019, and…

Petronas Contracts Rowan Drillship

Feb 13, 2019

Offshore driller Rowan Companies announced Tuesday that its R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship Rowan Renaissance has been awarded a one-well contract to drill offshore Mexico for PC Carigali Mexico Operations, S.A. de C.V. (Petronas).The contract…

BHP Approves Funding for BP-led GoM Project

Feb 13, 2019

BHP Group, the world's largest miner, said on Wednesday its board has approved $696 million in funding to expand production at the BP PLC-led Atlantis oil project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The move comes about a month after London-listed oil…

Offshore Wind: Good Supply, Growing Demand

Feb 13, 2019

In its 2019 “Annual Energy Outlook” the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that electric generation from renewables (wind, solar, hydro) will go from 500 billion KWh in 2018 to 1500 billion KWh in 2050, just 30 years from now…

High-tech Buoy Launched in New York Bight

Feb 11, 2019

A high-tech, specialized buoy has been launched to collect useful information for developing wind farms offshore the U.S. East Coast.Equinor Wind US said it deployed the cutting-edge buoy as it works to develop its offshore wind lease site in the New York Bight…

i-Tech Services Expands in Houston

Feb 04, 2019

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said it has taken on 13 new people in Houston following a 12-month period which saw the office secure a series of new contract awards in the Gulf of Mexico. The expansion grows the regional team by 25%.Recent…

Sapura Energy, OMV Partner for E&P

Feb 01, 2019

Malaysia’s largest oil and gas services company Sapura Energy Berhad and Austria’s OMV Aktiengesellschaft have agreed to form a new strategic partnership that will see the creation of a new joint venture independent oil and gas company.OMV Exploration & Production GmbH…

Hess Production Tops Estimates

Jan 30, 2019

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp's fourth-quarter production beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, driven by higher output from the Bakken shale region and the Gulf of Mexico.Total production for the quarter ended Dec. 31, excluding its Libyan operations…

IRM at Mad Dog

Jan 29, 2019

Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

Mexico Working to Strengthen Pemex Finances

Jan 29, 2019

Mexico's finance ministry said on Monday that it will implement measures to strengthen the finances and boost the production of state oil firm Pemex, specifically by increasing the limit on deductions for costs related to extraction and exploration…

McDermott Wins Subsea Tieback Work for Stonefly

Jan 28, 2019

McDermott International announced Monday it has secured a contract from LLOG Exploration Company to install the subsea infrastructure to support a two well subsea tieback from the Stonefly development site to the Ram Powell platform approximately…

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

Jan 27, 2019

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.'The proposed, multimillion…

Wood Brings a Regional Focus Globally

Jan 25, 2019

Wood is using a global yet regional approach to complete offshore projects around the world.Kent McAllister, Wood’s president for capital projects upstream & midstream, called Equinor’s Peregrino 2 project a good example of that kind of global yet regional approach…

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